Let Us Worship Together
Join us for worship this Sunday at 10am (or watch it later) on our YouTube channel (Kevin Cameron) --- a pre-recorded worship experience. We will send you the link on Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning.

We will focus on Psalm 121 – I lift up my eyes to the ills – from where will my help come? and Matthew 14:13-21 where Jesus spends some time alone and then with the crowds… eventually feeding thousands of people with five loaves of bread and two fish. Amazing! The sermon title is ‘Alone and Together’ from our Historic Sanctuary.

It's a Communion Sunday, so please prepare some bread/crackers and wine/juice/water for our open table .
Give-A-Meal Anytime this Summer!
Make a financial contribution and/or share non-perishable food items with Isaiah 58 or Circle of Concern. They are doing critically important work these days. Monetary support can be sent to them directly. Food can be dropped there (note their restricted hours) or here on the table just inside the main doors. https://i58ministries.org/ and http://www.circleofconcern.org/

Tell someone about our worship services and help them find us!
You can find many of our worship services and mid-week meditations of the last several months on our YouTube Channel (Kevin Cameron) or on Facebook.com/ParkwayUnitedChurchOfChrist under videos.

Sunday School
Sunday School for children through 5 th grade
Meeting ID: 383 733 977
Password: 819680

Sunday School for Youth/Teens each week:
Join with video:
Meeting ID: 815 6130 3581
Password: 702228
Tuesday Evening Dialogue
If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin

2nd & 4th Tuesdays beginning August 11
7:00pm via ZOOM
Helping Our Neighbors
Now through 16 August 2020

Back to school clothing items needed.
Sign-up for “Clean-up, Fix-up, Paint-up!”
Thru Monday August 10

Help clean, paint and do minor repairs. Two-hour shifts are available each day the first week of August for all skill/willing-to-help levels. The times are spread out so that that social distancing can be practiced.

You must schedule your session so that we can maintain social distancing. Masks required.

Questions? Contact Mike Mason (Mike Mason [email protected] ) or Kathy Ferrell ( [email protected] ). More details as you sign up. 

Hiroshima & Nagasaki Memorial
This is an exciting moment in time. The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons is nearly ratified. Ten more countries must sign on. Forty countries have already. It Is not just symbolic. When in International Law, weapons became banned and categorized as WMD such as chemical, biological, and land mines have, their use drops dramatically over time. What better designation for nuclear weapons than Weapons of Mass Destruction? Join the St. Louis Peace Women (WILPF) for a Zoom program, viewing of this 56 minute documentary followed by free discussion.
More info? Contact Lynn Sableman: Lynn Sableman <[email protected]>
Prayer List Updates
A celebration of Ellen’s life will be held at a time when it is safe to do so.
Marv Herpel - strengthening after a fall - Surrey Place… 314-413-0985;
Canyon Creek #21; 14701 Olive Blvd, Chesterfield, MO 63017.
Evelyn Buretta & family as they grieve/give thanks for bro-in-law Ed.
Sue Stolze - in need of healing after surgery for perforated ulcer.
Naomi and Joe Runtz - prepping for her knee replacement on 8/4.
People and places in the paths of hurricanes and tropical storms this summer.

St Louis Assn UCC Covenant Partner
Week ending August 2 - Second Congregational UCC, Memphis#
Week ending August 9 - St John UCC, Manchester; stjohnmanchester.org

If you like the musical Hamilton, you’re sure to appreciate this brief video of an Episcopal Priest singing a church version of We’ll Be Back as in back to worship in the sanctuary...

With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation's wounds, to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan, to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations.
~Abraham Lincoln

Based on the Circus animals we talked about this week at MAD Camp, our version of VBS:

What does a lion do on a canoe?    Use their roar.

What street do lions live on? Mane Street

There were two elephants under one umbrella, why didn’t they get wet?
It wasn’t raining.

What does a bald elephant wear for a toupee?
A sheep.

What do you call a camel with NO humps?

What’s the difference between a camel with one hump and a camel with two humps?
One hump.

Why do seals swim in salt water?
Because pepper water makes them sneeze!

What did the seal study in school?
Art Art Art Art!

Medicaid Expansion (Amendment 2) on Aug 4 Ballot 

Here are a few key points about Medicaid Expansion:
  • It will help about 230,000 hardworking Missourians who have jobs that don’t come with health insurance and healthcare to Missourians who earn less than $18,000 a year.
  • It enables working women to get preventative care to detect and treat breast and cervical cancers early, saving thousands of lives.
  • It helps our economy by protecting thousands of frontline healthcare jobs across Missouri at a time when we need them most.
  • It helps keep rural hospitals open (10 closed since 2014).
  • Brings more than a billion of our tax dollars home from Washington each year, rather than going to other states including California and New York.

On June 12, the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry endorsed Medicaid Expansion and hailed the ballot initiative as a “pro-jobs measure that will help fuel economic growth throughout our state.”
It has also been endorsed in Missouri by AARP, League of Women Voters and Progress Women.

More information is available at: https://www.healthcareformissouri.org

Please be aware of the mail-in voting option for the both August and November elections.

If you would like to work with Metropolitan Congregations United to educate others about Medicaid Expansion and to get out the vote (virtual phone banking), please contact Bob Karr ( [email protected]).

More info? Contact Pam Manning: [email protected]

volunteer as a UCC member to take a 2 hour shift to make calls to encourage voter turn out and voting yes for Medicaid expansion (Amendment 2). This link was created by Conference Minister Ginny Brown Daniel and will be sent to her. She will send volunteer info to MCU (Metropolitan Congregations United), which is the organization coordinating this effort.

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